The Carolina Panthers' once-promising season fell apart as the year progressed. They began the campaign 3-0 and had hopes of a postseason berth. Following their deflating 41-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, the Panthers finished the season at 5-12. They lost 12 of their last 14 games.
While speaking to the press after the loss to the Buccaneers, wide receiver Robby Anderson appeared to sound off against his quarterbacks. According to ESPN NFL Nation reporter David Newton, Anderson was asked if he thought the team needed a change at quarterback. He gave a straightforward answer, saying “I just want to win, win the Super Bowl, be All-Pro, and be the best I can be.”
WR Robby Anderson when asked if he’d OK if Carolina didn’t change QBs this offseason: “I just want to win, win the Super Bowl, be All-Pro and be the best I can be.’’ Asked if he can be all that with the QBs on the roster, Anderson noted he didn’t accomplish any of the above.
— David Newton (@DNewtonespn) January 10, 2022
The Panthers wideout was then apparently asked if his goals could happen with the quarterbacks currently on the roster. That's where things got a little spicy. He responded noting that he didn't accomplish any of those goals this year.
It's hard to argue with Anderson's comments. Both Darnold and Newton struggled for most of the season. Darnold finished the year with seven touchdown passes and 12 interceptions while Newton had four touchdowns to five interceptions, completing only 54% of his passes.
Anderson, however, did not help his own cause, as he dropped a lot of passes this season and Panthers wide receiver DJ Moore was still able to put up 1,070 yards receiving and four touchdowns.
It's not known at this point who will be the starting quarterback for the Panthers next season.